UPDATE: Madison voter turnout tops 60 percent by 5 p.m.

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UPDATE: As of 5 p.m., Madison Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says voter turnout has topped 60 percent.

UPDATE: Half of the registered voters in Dane County have gone to the polls by 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to an estimate by Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.

High turnout has been reported throughout southern Wisconsin, with lines at many polling places.

Absentee ballots also are being counted today at local polling places. The ballots are fed through the voting machines by poll workers, according to McDonell.

Voting Nov. 6, 2018 at Madison's Sequoya Library
Voting Nov. 6, 2018 at Madison’s Sequoya Library

With six wards outstanding, turnout in the City of Madison is 29.15%. Poll are open until 8 pm so there’s still plenty of time to vote. Find your polling place at https://t.co/c2GqFXHTWD. pic.twitter.com/2kftUHTvTi

— Madison WI Clerk (@MadisonWIClerk) November 6, 2018

MADISON (WKOW) — Nearly 30 percent of eligible voters in Madison have gone to the polls before noon today, according to city of Madison Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl.

Voter turnout in Dane County also is about 30 percent as of 11 a.m., according to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.

“Outside of Madison is averaging 31% turnout as of 11 am. That is very high, but also represents a lot of absentee ballots being fed through from early voting,” McDonell tweeted.

 

Voting Nov. 6, 2018 at Madison's Sequoya Library
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